Invention Convention by fjwuxn


                 MUSEUM AND LIBRARY                             VOL. 33 NO. 4           WINTER 2004

             Invention Convention
                  Do you have a child who          Soda House building. Enter
             would like to pull a toaster apart    Hagley via the Buck Road
             to see how it works? Does he or       entrance. The cost is $2.50 per
             she like creating new things          child, $4 per adult, and free for
             using imagination and everyday        Hagley Associates.
             stuff from around the house?
             Then Hagley’s Invention
             Convention on Saturday,
             Sunday, and Monday, January
             15, 16, and 17, is for you! At
             this event youngsters can pull a
             variety of things apart until their
             hearts are content. They can
             build inventions and apply for a
             Hagley patent. And, they can
             see fascinating science and
             invention demonstrations. On
             the program for Saturday,
             January 15, is the “Cool
             Chemistry” show by Michael
             Stemniski, a longtime Hagley
             favorite. He always does a
             “bang” up job showing the
             audience fascinating chemistry
             phenomena. On Sunday,
             January 16, you’ll want to check
             out some awesome robot
             demonstrations by the DuPont
             Miracle Workerz team. These
             high school students build
             robots that can accomplish
             specific tasks and take them to
             competitions around the
             country. Back by popular                   If you would like to donate     A young visitor
             demand, Professor Gizmo’s             old appliances or invention          experiments at the
             Invention Show will be                building materials for this event,   gears table at
             presented two times on                please call the education            Hagley’s Invention
             Monday, January 17. An                coordinator at (302) 658-2400,       Convention.
             engaging musical, with audience       ext. 285, or email her at
             participation encouraged, this
             performance will show                 She’ll let you know what we’re
             youngsters how the invention          looking for and how to drop it
             process works. Invention              off before the event. Please
             Convention runs from 10 a.m.          don’t drop anything off without
             to 4 p.m. each day at Hagley’s        calling first!

                          Meet the Brandenbergers — Annual Fund Donors
                              Last year Dorothy              volunteering her time to convey    Associate at the Chambers
                          Brandenberger received her         Hagley’s history to visitors.      Works in New Jersey. In 1952
                          twenty-year volunteer pin from     Once her husband retired, he       he and Dorothy attended the
                                                             too joined the Hagley family as    150th anniversary of the
                                                             a guide in the Steam Engine        DuPont Company celebration
                                                             and Roll Mill.                     held on what is now the Hagley
                                                                  Ed and Dorothy have long      Museum property. Dorothy’s
                                                             supported Hagley, not only         father worked for DuPont and
                                                             through their time spent as        in the early 1920s, when he first
                                                             interpreters, but as long-time     started with the company, he
                                                             members and Hagley Annual          was brought to the Hagley
                                                             Fund donors. And they’ve           powder mills for a tour.
                                                             gotten their children and               The Brandenbergers are an
                                                             grandchildren excited about        active couple, volunteering their
                                                             Hagley as well.                    time as Overseers at Old
                                                                  They recognize the            Sturbridge Village in
                                                             importance of the Hagley           Massachusetts and with the
                                                             Annual Fund for the programs       Delaware Saengerbund for their
                                                             it supports, such as Summer        Oktoberfest. Hagley is grateful
                                                             History Camp. “Each of our six     to them for their enthusiasm
                                                             grandchildren has attended         and the dedication they have
    Ed and Dorothy        Hagley for her work on             summer camp,” explains             shown throughout the years.
    Brandenberger,        Blacksmith Hill. She came to       Dorothy. “They couldn’t wait
    longtime supporters   the museum not long after          to attend.”
    of Hagley Museum      Blacksmith Hill and the                 Both Ed and Dorothy have
    and Library.          Worker’s World exhibit opened      an early DuPont and Hagley
                          to the public in 1982,             connection. Ed was a Research

                          Industrial Design Collections Receive Funding
                               Hagley has received a              The Thomas Lamb papers        Design movement which called
                          $62,485 grant from the             document the varied career of a    for the creation of useful
                          National Historical Publications   major industrial designer.         products without adaptation or
                          and Records Commission             Lamb’s initial success was         specialized design. These
                          (NHPRC) to process and             grounded in his very popular       principles are incorporated in
                          preserve three nationally          designs for bedspreads, napkins,   the modern day civil rights
                          significant industrial design      handkerchiefs and draperies, all   legislation of Americans with
                          collections.                       carried by stores such as Lord &   Disabilities; are found in
                               The Wear-Ever/                Taylor, Macy’s, and Saks Fifth     products geared toward aging
                          Kensington Ware design             Avenue. As a result of World       baby-boomers; and are evident
                          drawings document popular          War II, however, he shifted his    in consumer products finding
                          aluminum-based products            focus to products better           success in today’s marketplace.
                          commonly found in many             adapted to human anatomy.          Harrison, best known for his
                          middle-class American homes.       Lamb was particularly interested   design of the iconic Cuisinart
                          Initially sold by college          in helping wounded war             food processors, also designed
                          students, ALCOA expanded its       veterans forced to use poorly      many household, consumer, and
                          Wear-Ever line to include the      designed crutches. This led to     medical products. His impact on
                          Kensington gift-oriented home      his invention of the universal     American culture has been
                          products such as slow cookers,     wedge-lock handle.                 profound.
                          percolators, teakettles, service        Lamb’s focus on ergonomic          These collections will be
                          trays, kitchenware, and            designs strongly influenced the    officially available for research in
                          cigarette boxes. Collectively,     work of Marc Harrison. An          December of 2005. In the
                          the objects reflect American       internationally renowned           interim, researchers can contact
                          tastes and values during the       designer, Harrison played a        the Manuscripts and Archives
                          mid-twentieth century.             pioneering role in the Universal   Department about availability.
Gift Memberships for the Holidays                                          Gift Membership Application Form
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and take advantage of a special       Powder Keg Kids. This free            Name:
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gift extra special, if you            ten and younger. If your gift        RECIPIENT’S INFORMATION
purchase a membership                 recipient is between the ages of      Name:
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December 14, 2004, you will           might want to add an additional
receive a set of hand-dipped          $5 to your membership and
scented candles along with a          sign them up for our young            Phone:(        )
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that you can include your own         household membership includes         o   Individual             $
                                                                                                         30        o Patron            $
                                                                                                                                           125 – $499
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                                                                                                         35        o Sponsor           $
                                                                                                                                           500 – $999
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membership include free               fireworks extravaganza.               o   Household              $
admission to the museum and                 To purchase a gift
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                                                                            programs such as a unique game dinner and a fall harvest
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leisure. There is also a reciprocal
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                          Upcoming Events

                             Grand Holiday Dinners
                                  Have you ever wondered         with a caper-parsley stuffing and    December 12 for a December
                             how the du Pont family dined        sauce beurre blanc, carrots á la     16 reservation). For the dinner,
                             in the nineteenth-century? You      Vichy, and wilted dandelion          enter Hagley via the Route 141
                             can get a tasty answer to that      greens; or chicken Chesapeake        entrance and drive to
                             question at Hagley’s Grand          with a sauce Nantua, country         Blacksmith Hill for parking.
                             Holiday Dinners on Friday,          rice pilaf, and gratinée of          Shuttle service will be available
                             December 10, and Thursday,          Brussel sprouts. Mary Belin          from the parking area to the
                             December 16. These special          du Pont’s plum pudding with          Belin House.
                             dinners feature recipes found in    wine sauce and crème Chantilly
                             the family archives and are great   will be served for dessert.          Corporate Members
                             for couples, families, or even a    Beverages, wine, and cocktails,           This is an excellent
                             corporate dinner.                   are available a la carte. Or, you    opportunity to celebrate the
                                  To whet your appetite,         may choose to bring your own         holidays with your staff. You
                             here’s a look at the menu. The      bottle of wine.                      can reserve a table of eight for
                             culinary experience will begin           The dinners will be held        $600 or consider choosing your
                             with asparagus in ambush with       at Hagley’s Belin House              own date in December for a
                             Hollandaise sauce and crab          Restaurant from 5:30 to 8 p.m.       private holiday dinner
                             soup with sherry. You’ll have       each evening. The cost is $150       (minimum is twenty people at
                             three selections from which to      per couple; gratuity is not          $1,500 and maximum is fifty
                             choose for your main course:        included. Reservations are           people at $3,750) at the Belin
                             loin of venison with a currant-     required; call (302) 425-5540        House. Contact Ray or Steve
                             port glace, purée of sweet          no later than four days prior to     Dycio at (302) 425-5540.
                             potatoes, and green beans           event date (December 6 for a
                             almandine; black striped bass       December 10 reservation, and

                             Golden Pheasants Game Dinner
                                  Saddle up your trusted         oxtail and wild barley soup will     by Hagley members for $125
                             steed and mosey over to Hagley      be followed by a delicate filet of   and $150 for nonmembers and
                             on Saturday, January 29, 2005       Idaho golden rainbow trout           they include cocktails, hors
                             (snow date is Sunday, January       with jumbo lump crabmeat in          d’oeuvres, a six-course gourmet
                             30), for the annual Golden          champagne sauce. A roasted,          dinner, selected wines to
                                    Pheasants Game Dinner,       stuffed quail precedes the main      accompany the meal, and
                                      “America Goes West.”       course of charcoal-grilled sirloin   gratuity. A theme-related raffle
                                      A western theme for the    of Wyoming buffalo (English          will be held the night of the
                                      dinner is appropriate      cut) with a mixed wild berry         dinner.
                                      since Hagley played a      sauce, white truffle oil infused          Invitations will be mailed in
                                      role in Westward           mashed potatoes, and a timbale       December to current Golden
                                      expansion—DuPont           of spinach, broccoli, and            Pheasants members. If you are
                                      powder was used for        carrots. The salad of duck confit    not a member of this subgroup
                                      the massive excavation     on baby leaf spinach with            of the Hagley Associates,
                                     and construction projects   caramelized onions, diced            contact the membership office
    Untitled painting        for roads, canals, and railroads.   apples, and walnuts is lightly       at (302) 658-2400, ext. 235, to
    by Charles                    Catered by the Wilmington      dressed with balsamic                receive an invitation.
    Schreyvogel (1861-       Club, the evening begins at         vinaigrette.                              For your planning
    1912) from the           6 p.m. with cocktails and a              Still hungry? Dessert           purposes, the Super Bowl will
    Hagley collections.      selection of mouth-watering         features crepes Suzette with         be held the weekend following
                             hors d’oeuvres.                     California blood oranges.            the Game Dinner, February 6,
                                  The first course of clear           Tickets may be purchased        2005.
Center Research Seminar
     Richard R. John from the        will be offered by Philip           Illustration
University of Illinois at Chicago    Scranton from Rutgers               from telephone
will discuss his paper, “Nickel-     University and Susan Strasser of    advertisement,
in-the-Slot: The Public              the University of Delaware.         MCI collection,
Telephone and the                    Both are also affiliated with the   Hagley Museum
Popularization of Urban              Center, Scranton as its director    and Library.
Telephony, 1894-1907” at a           and Strasser as senior resident
research seminar sponsored by        scholar. The paper is circulated
Hagley’s Center for the History      in advance and those interested
of Business, Technology, and         in attending are strongly
Society on Thursday, February        encouraged to read it prior to
10, at 6 p.m. Professor John is      the seminar. To obtain a copy
an expert on communications,         contact Carol Lockman in the
and his paper looks at the role      Hagley Center at ext. 243, or by
of the old-fashioned pay phone       email at
in making early twentieth-           The seminar, which is free and
century America aware of the         open to the public, is held in
possibilities of the newly-          Hagley’s Library building.
invented telephone. Comments                                             A young visitor
                                                                         makes a valentine in
                                                                         the Sunday school.

Winter Offerings
     Hagley’s winter weekday         make cards for loved ones,
hours offer the chance to see        hear love stories of the du Pont
things in depth with small           family or enjoy a special tea at
groups and a guided tour.            the Belin House Restaurant.
Spend time on the first and          On President’s Day, Monday,
third floors of Henry Clay Mill      February 21, join us for a
to understand the importance         Winter Walk at Hagley guided
of the Brandywine River in the       by Delaware Natural History
development of industry in           Museum staff members to
general and more specifically,       explore signs of the season,
the unfolding story of E. I.         and then warm up with some
du Pont’s life and the DuPont        refreshments nineteenth-
Company. Visit the Machine           century style. On Sunday,
Shop, the black powder models        March 13, Irish fun is the
and other sites (that are            theme we’re planning, with
normally self-guided) with           music, dancing, storytelling,
knowledgeable guides who can         and shamrocks in honor of the
tailor the tour to your interests.   Irish who lived and worked here
     There are other special         at Hagley.
wintertime programs planned at            Activities at Victorine’s
Hagley as well. Sunday,              Valentine Day, the Winter
February 13, will be Victorine’s     Walk, and St. Patrick’s Day are
Valentine Day when you can try       included with regular museum
your hand at the Victorian           admission, and free for
practice of using “scrap” to         members.
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                   Travel Opportunities

                               Broadway Trip
                                    Join the Hagley Associates        by talking rich ladies out of their       Joanna Gleason, and many
                               for a day trip to New York City        money, but on a much grander              more. Lunch at Tavern on the
                               to see Broadway’s Dirty Rotten         scale. They attempt to work               Green, always a delightful
                                  Scoundrels, on Saturday,            together only to find that this           experience, is included.
                                     March 12, 2005. Based on         small French town isn’t big                    Cost is $181 per person
                                       the popular 1988 film,         enough for the two of them.               for Hagley Associates and
                                         this new musical             They agree on a settlement: the           guests. Trip includes round-trip
                                          centers on two con          first one to extract $50,000              motorcoach transportation,
                                           men living on the          from a young female target                lunch, orchestra seats for this
                                           French Riviera. The        wins, and the other must leave            matinee performance, and driver
                                           first, a small-time        town. A hilarious battle of cons          gratuity. Full payment is
                                           crook named Freddy,        ensues, bringing out the best             requested with each reservation.
                                           swindles women by          and worst in each man, along              Departure is at 8:30 a.m. from
                                           waking their               with a fun, unexpected twist              the Delaware Safety Council
                                          compassion with             that will keep you laughing,              parking lot near Hagley’s main
                                        fabricated stories about      humming, and guessing to the              entrance, with return scheduled
                                      his grandmother’s failing       end. The show’s stars include             for approximately 7:30 p.m.
                                    health. The other, a suave,       two-time Tony Award winner                     For reservations, call the
                                sophisticated con artist named        John Lithgow, Norbert Leo                 membership office weekdays at
                               Lawrence, also makes his living        Butz, Tony Award winner                   (302) 658-2400, ext. 235.

                               Long Island Gardens Trip
                                    Next spring, the Hagley           interior and exterior collections              Cost is $591 per person for
                               Associates will sponsor a three-       of fine art, sculpture, antiques,         Hagley Associates and their
                               day tour of the gardens of Long        crafts, and the unique homes of           guests, $131 for single
                               Island on May 24 through 26,           renowned artists such as Jack             supplement. Complete trip
                               2005. From the grand estates           Larsen, Robert Dash, Kathleen             details will be available soon.
                               of the colorful Gold Coast to          and Charles Marder. Historical            Save these dates for a marvelous
     Identification            the contemporary artists’              estates on the tour will include          spring tour, or choose to sign
                               gardens of the modern-day              those of American financier and           up now and you will receive a
     Publication Title:        Hamptons, the distinctive              sportsman John S. Phipps and              detailed itinerary in November
     Hagley Museum             landscapes of Long Island offer        the home of insurance magnate             of 2004.
     and Library
                               a wide variety of horticultural        William Robertson Coe and                      For reservations, call the
     Statement of
                               styles and design for garden           Standard Oil heiress Mai                  membership office weekdays at
     Published Quarterly       enthusiasts to enjoy. You’ll see       Rogers Coe.                               (302) 658-2400, ext. 235.
     Name and Address:
     Hagley Museum               T     R    I       P      R    E     S    E     R V A T             I      O     N           F      O       R      M
     and Library
     P.O. Box 3630              Name:                                                                    BROADWAY TRIP • MARCH 12, 2005
     Wilmington, Delaware       Guest(s) Name(s):                                                   Please reserve _____ spaces
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     Phone: (302) 658-2400
     Editing: Jill MacKenzie    Telephone:
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                                                                                               To order any of the items in this column, please contact the Hagley Store at
                                                                                                (302) 658-2400, ext. 274. Additional items available at

                                                                                               This year, to ensure that all Hagley members have an opportunity to take
                                                                                                advantage of the extra discount for the holiday season, the Hagley Store
                                                                                                has made the annual members-only sale for two weekends in November
                                                                                               2004. The members-only sale days will be held November 12, 13, and 14,
                                                                                                  and November 19, 20, and 21. Free gift wrapping is available for

Collections Highlight                                                                                   purchases of more than $50. Come and take advantage
                                                                                                                    of this special members-only sale!
       In 1785 André Michaux (1746-1802), botanist to King Louis XVI, arrived in
New York with his fifteen year old son François André Michaux (1780-1852). His
assignment was to study and transport American trees for the replenishment and
enrichment of French forests depleted by a century of warfare with England. André               This box of Father Nature
established two French nurseries in America, one in Hackensack, New Jersey, and the other       Holiday Cards features a
in Charleston, South Carolina, to serve as clearinghouses for plants destined for France.       beautiful snow-covered
During his eleven years in the United States, André shipped 60,000 plants and ninety            scene on the front and
boxes of seeds to France and, with his son François André, identified more than forty-five      includes sixteen cards
varieties of oak native to North America.                                                       and seventeen envelopes.
       Continuing the work of his father, François botanized the eastern United States,         The inside reads,
observing North American trees for their growth and usefulness. He was one of the first to      "Wishing you every
lament the loss of forest cover in America, expressing concern over the enormous                happiness at this most
consumption of wood necessary to fuel American industries. In this way, François may            beautiful of seasons
have been the catalyst for the nineteenth-century forest conservation movement.                 and peace in the year
       François Michaux visited Eleutherian Mills several times as a guest of E. I. du Pont,    to come."
where they discussed the idea of a book on American trees. E. I. indulged the Frenchman by      Item #15608 - $17.50
sending all manner of acorns, seeds, and
roots to him in France.                                                                                                                        This fine feather
       After returning to France in 1808,                                                                                                      fountain pen and pen
François devoted his efforts to writing his                                                                                                     holder are covered with
comprehensive Histoire des Arbres                                                                                                                intricate details that
Forestiers de l’Amerique Septentrionale.                                                                                                          will add elegance to
The information that he and his father                                                                                                            your writing desk and
gathered was best conveyed by illustration,                                                                                                        to your correspondence.
and while the text of the French edition was                                                                                                        Items are sold
set in Philadelphia, the plates were                                                                                                                separately.
engraved and colored in Paris under the                                                                                                              Fountain Pen
direction of two masters of botanical                                                                                                                 Item #15504 -
illustration, Redouté and Bessa. This three-                                                                                                           $24.00
volume set (published 1810-1813), later                                                                                                                Fountain Pen
translated to an American edition (1817),                                                                                                               Holder Item #
is the earliest manual of American trees.                                                                                                               15505 - $22.00
For the later edition, François consulted
with E. I. du Pont, and he instructed his
Philadelphia publishers to send all of the
copy to the Brandywine for examination
and correction before printing.                                                                 This festive pin
       The French edition in Hagley’s library                                                   features two parts;
carries the bookplates of E. I. du Pont,                                                        a decorated tree
Sophie Madeleine du Pont Chandler, and                                                          and connected
Pierre S. du Pont.                                                                              star.
                                                                                                A must for
                                                                                                Item #49570 -
          White Oak (above background)
                Willow Oak (above right)
              American Silver Fir (right)
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                  From the Director
                       Exciting Things are Happening at Hagley!
                             Griffiths, our excellent      objects before they are returned    transportation system more
                       contractor for the repairs to the   to display.                         flexible. Other ideas included:
                       family residence, is right on            Elsewhere in the               better maps and signage, more
                       schedule with all of the work,      museum, we are well into our        “people stories,” a clearer
                       and we will likely to begin         “Reimagining” exercise, which       explanation of the powder
                       moving furnishings back into        is designed to improve the          making process, and, as one
                       Eleutherian Mills after the         visitor experience and enhance      person so aptly put it, “more
                       holidays, with a reopening in       programming and exhibits. We        BOOM!” Especially startling to
                       early spring. So far—knock          began with visitor surveys and      us was the realization that none
                       wood—we have experienced            then invited six “Expert            of the six visitors, after spending
                       relatively few “surprises” of the   Eyes”—all of them senior            a full day in the museum, could
Hagley Museum          sort usually associated with        museum professionals who had        give us a clear explanation of
and Library Director   repair of historic buildings. We    never before seen Hagley—to         the process of making
George Vogt            did find more stucco damage         spend a day touring Hagley and      gunpowder. We may need a
                       than estimated and some             another day talking with us         short powder yard video that
                       deterioration of roofing, but       about what they liked and what      demonstrates the process.
                       nothing drastic.                    they thought could be                    As I write, we have four
                             When the residence reopens,   improved.                           different groups of staff, board
                       visitors will not see many of the        Among their “likes,” as I      members, and outside experts
                       major improvements, which are       mentioned in the last column,       working on basic historical
                       “behind-the-scenes” changes,        were the physical setting           research of “people stories” and
                       but they will notice a fresh look   (“gorgeous,” “spectacular”);        short-, mid-, and long-term
                       to the finishes. The contractors    the knowledge level of our          proposals for improvements. We
                       are refurbishing the floors and     guides (“impressive”); the rarity   expect to begin implementing
                       repairing and/or repainting all     of the early industrial site; and   some changes as early as this
                       exterior stucco and wood, and       our attention to preservation       spring.
                       our own staff is already at work    and grounds keeping. They
                       repainting walls and trim. Our      suggested that we consider ways
                       museum conservator is working       of making the entire grounds
                       hard to repair many pieces of       safely walkable—we now restrict
                       furniture whose joints had          access to the portion between
                       loosened over the years and to      the Steam Engine and the upper      George L. Vogt
                       clean lamps and other decorative    property—and the                    Director

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